In response to COVID-19 the following events have been cancelled:

Bible Study with Fr. Timothy Schehr – March 17

Young Adult St. Paddy’s Day Pub Night – March 28

Scouting Award Vespers and Reception – March 29

Religion Teacher/Catechist Certification Program and Adult Faith Studies

The office offers stimulating classes for teachers, parish catechists, diaconate aspirants and any adult who would like to expand their knowledge of the Catholic faith — everyone is welcome to attend any course/workshop! The courses are separated into two categories for catechists: Certification courses and Maintenance Courses. Every course is open to all!

*Walk-ins accepted, but preregistration is encouraged.

Certification Courses

There is a basic, general and advanced level of certification for religion teachers in the Diocese of Covington. At the recommended rate of two courses per year, an individual should reach the advanced level of certification within a six-year period.

Old and New Testaments – Taught by Father Timothy Schehr

June 15-16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Sacraments – Taught by Father Daniel Schomaker

June 15-18, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Basic Beliefs – Taught by Father Michael Barth

June 18-19, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Justice and Peace (Catholic Social Teaching) – Taught by David Cooley, Co-director of Catechesis and Evangelization

June 15-17, 1 to 3 p.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Introduction to Catholic Spirituality – Taught by Brad Torline, Associate Director, Catechesis and Evangelization

June 15-18, 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Introduction to Scripture – Taught by Father Timothy Schehr

June 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Church History – Taught by Isaak A. Isaak, Co-director, Catechesis and Evangelization

June 15-18, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Catechetical Process – Taught by Father Andrew Young

June 19, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Church: Vision, Mission, Ministry (Ecclesiology) – Taught by Isaak A. Isaak, Co-director, Catechesis and Evangelization

June 15-18, 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Maintenance Courses

Once an individual has completed the advanced level of certification, he or she must complete 30 hours of maintenance every three years.

Eschatology: The Last Things – Taught by Father Michael Barth

June 15 -17, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Theology of the Body – Taught by Father Raymond Enzweiler

June 15 -18, 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Diocesan RCIA workshop: Implementing RCIA in the Parish – led by Vicki Klocke, Adult Formation and RCIA coordinator, St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring

June 15 -16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

The Mass as Prayer – Taught by Deacon Jerry Franzen

June 16 -18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

Mariology – Taught by Msgr. William Cleves

June 17 -18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Pius X School, Edgewood, Ky.

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Bible Study Workshops – In response to COVID-19 workshops cancelled until April 14

The Department of Catechesis and Evangelization is sponsoring workshops on books of the Bible, presented by Father Timothy P. Schehr.

Father Schehr is a Biblical Professor at the Athenaeum of Ohio (Mt. St. Mary Seminary) of the West. He has a B.A., M. Div.,  and an M.A. from the Athenaeum of Ohio. He also has a Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College.

This course study will provide adult learners in the diocese with a more in-depth understanding of specific books of the Bible. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn, know and understand more about the Catholic  Bible.

Sessions are  Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Each workshop will take three days and will cover one book of the Bible. The cost to participate in each book of the Bible workshop is $35. Call (859) 392-1500, ext. 1529.